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High School

  • River baseball crew wins top seed in conference

     

    They continue to impress.

    This group of youngish Golden Eagles are making hay on the baseball diamond.

    Staunton River's latest achievement was earning the top spot in the Conference 30 playoffs.  It's more than just an honorarium:  The prize includes a valuable first-round bye, the only one issued for the seven-team field.

    River controlled its own destiny going into the final week of the regular season.  The Eagles faltered, at first, absorbing a 5-3 loss on the fields of Lord Bot.

  • Forest opens strong in post-season

     

     

    Ready or not, playoff action got underway with games on Monday.

    Two days after seniors from Bedford County High Schools marched across the stage at the Vines Center to receive their diplomas, some of their teams marched into the post-season fray.

    It was a mixed bag for the locals. 

    Jefferson Forest showed an affinity for Monday.  In four games, all played on Cav fields, the school posted a perfect 4-0 mark, doing so with uneven levels of ease.

  • JF baseball comes on strong

     

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team seems to have figured out one key thing:  What matters is how good you are at the end of the season.

    And, it would seem, the lads are taking that knowledge to heart.  They wrapped up their regular season with wins over their big county rival and over the best team in the Seminole.

    The Cavs took care of Liberty, 5-1, before wrapping up things with a stunning 4-2 victory over the behemoth which is Amherst.

     

    Indiana Hall and the Temple of Doom

  • A grand pair

     

    They have to be darn good to win these awards.

    And they are.

    Up against a superb field of nominees, Liberty's Megan Beisser and Jefferson Forest's Ben Ottman were announced as the winners of this year's Bedford Rotary Grand Awards.

    The presentation was made as part of the Rotary's Student-Athlete awards ceremony, held this past Sunday at Liberty High School.

  • Upset bid falls short

     

    The Liberty soccer seniors will certainly remember their Senior Night.  The lads were introduced, along with their parents.  A good number of classmates and family was on hand to support them, as well.

    In all, it was a very nice Senior Night.

    It was nearly perfect.

    The Minutemen nearly pulled off the unthinkable:  an upset of soccer titan Jefferson Forest.  Instead, the Cavs escaped with a 2-1 win on the bouncy, rugged Liberty field.

  • JF girls are Seminole champs

     

    Nothing can stop the red and black express.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' soccer team stayed perfect and laid claim to the Seminole District title with a 3-1 win over host E.C. Glass.

    "That was an intense match," said JF Head Coach Stan Golon.  "But, we're smiling.  You have to give them credit.  Glass came out with a lot of intensity."

    Once again, the Lady Cavs got off to a slow start.  The match remained scoreless until the 27-minute mark.

  • Coach Monroe to leave LHS

     

    Liberty High School will be in the position of trying to fill vacancies in two of its more successful sports programs.  

    Because it will have to backfill for one man.

    Jeff Monroe, who has led the school to great successes in both boys basketball and softball, announced this will be his last year at the school.

  • Ladies on the rise

     

    When one thinks about the more solid programs in girls tennis, one's mind tends to wander toward the likes of Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass.

    And with good reason.  Those two teams have dominated district play for the longest of times.

    But, the Lady Cavs and Hilltoppers need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors.  There's a crew closing in on them, and that crew hails from Liberty High School.

    The Minettes are in the process of wrapping up another very good season.

  • Six up for Grand Award

    There will be plenty of brainpower and athletic talent gathered in one place on Sunday, May 18.

    That's when the Bedford Rotary will host its annual student-athlete awards at the Liberty High School auditorium.  The festivities will get underway at 4 p.m.

    Once again, the best and brightest from each of our three high schools have  been nominated in 21 sports, as well as in the Grand Award category, which is designated for the county's top scholar-athletes, both male and female.

  • Nine to the next level

     

    The cafeteria at Liberty High School was a place for celebration last Tuesday.  That's because nine of the school's student-athletes announced their commitments to various colleges.

    The nine seniors announced their choices of colleges to the crowd of over 150 family members, coaches and schoolmates.  All nine will be continuing their athletic endeavors at those institutions.

    All nine will be staying in state, so checking on their progress will be convenient.